Geospatial technology from MWH Soft provides water infrastructure modeling, management solution for Denver suburb

March 10, 2010
BROOMFIELD, CO, March 10, 2010 -- Arvada, Colorado, has adopted MWH Soft's InfoWater Suite software as its standard water modeling, design and management solution...

BROOMFIELD, CO, March 10, 2010 -- MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that Arvada, Colorado, has adopted the company's industry-leading InfoWater Suite software as its standard water modeling, design and management solution. The software will serve as the foundation for continued development of a comprehensive GIS-centric solution for the City's complex drinking water distribution system.

The selection underscores the value of the company's geocentric hydraulic infrastructure modeling and design solutions -- tools that have made MWH Soft a worldwide market leader. Among the reasons cited for the City of Arvada's decision were the software's many powerful tools, comprehensive functionality, speed, ease of use, flexibility, and seamless ArcGIS (ESRI, Redlands, CA) integration.

Located seven miles from the state capitol, between Denver and the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, Arvada covers 23,000 acres and serves a population in excess of 100,000. The City's drinking water system has the capacity to produce 52 MGD from its two water treatment plants. Its two primary sources of water are the Denver Water Department's Moffat System and Clear Creek. The Moffat water system, a year-round source, is diverted from Denver's Ralston Reservoir. This mountain snow melt water is collected from the Fraser River and South Boulder Creek Basins and transported to Gross Reservoir and then to Ralston Reservoir. Approximately 25% of the City's water supply is diverted from Clear Creek, where it is stored in a local reservoir until needed during months when water demand is high.

"MWH Soft has provided us with powerful software and top-notch service," said Kevin Tohill, Water Quality Technician for the City of Arvada. "We chose InfoWater because the products are very easy to learn and use, integrate seamlessly with our ArcGIS platform, and have the power to model and analyze our complex water network quickly and reliably. These tools make master planning fast, easy, accurate and cost-effective. That gives us more power to improve the operation, performance and integrity of our existing systems and plan the new facilities we need to accommodate growth."

InfoWater is a fully GIS integrated application, built atop ArcGIS using the latest Microsoft .NET and ESRI ArcObjects component technologies. The software seamlessly integrates advanced water network modeling and optimization functionality with the latest generation of ArcGIS. It addresses all the operations of a typical water distribution system, but also allows engineers to accurately perform the most difficult hydraulic analyses -- including multi-point and extended period fire flow simulations, variable speed pumps, and advanced water quality calculations. Users can then employ a rich array of ArcGIS presentation tools to powerfully showcase the results.

InfoWater delivers world-record performance, scalability, reliability, functionality and flexibility directly within the GIS environment, completely eliminating the need for inefficient, unreliable data synchronization, synching schemes, or middlelink interfaces required by other software. These factors and more translate to increased productivity, reduced costs, greater efficiency, and improved designs.

Arvada also opted to extend the power of InfoWater by purchasing the suite's add-on modules. These extras enable the City to perform valve criticality modeling, pump scheduling optimization, automated demand allocation, on-demand contaminant and main break customer notifications, automated hydraulic design, and genetic algorithm-based model calibration.

"We continue to invest in best-of-breed GIS-centric modeling and design solutions that are easy to implement and use, because they give our customers a significant business edge," said J. Erick Heath, P.E., MWH Soft Vice President -- Business Director, Americas. "Arvada has joined the legion of utilities that have made the switch to MWH Soft products because they deliver consistent, high quality engineering GIS modeling data, enhanced efficiency and reliable, cost-effective project plans. These advantages lead to measurable improvements in productivity, system performance, return on investment, and customer satisfaction."

About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the MWH Soft connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empower thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provide an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call MWH Soft at +1 626-568-6868, or visit